How do you get rid of scars? Can scars really go away?
Non-surgical Scar Revision, also known as Scar Relaxation, uses advanced skin rejuvenation techniques to reduce the appearance of scars. Old scar tissue fibers deep within the skin are released when the skin tissue is manipulated with micro-filaments via a specialized machine attachment.
The treatment repairs the skin naturally, working below the epidermis layer in the dermis layer of the skin tissue.
Excellent results are very often noticed immediately; however, over time, improvements continue as new collagen and elastin proteins are formed and with good post care. Clients will see scar tissue soften as the blood supply returns to the area, skin pigment is likely to regenerate and the scar will continue to gradually improve, yielding significant improvement.
A scar can be drastically reduced, if not eliminated. This is a beneficial procedure for women and men who have surgical scars from mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Scars from burns, caesarean-sections, cosmetic surgeries, or injuries all benefit from this remarkable treatment.
What is a scar?
A scar is a result of a series of wound healing steps that the body undertakes to repair damage to the skin. Scars that heal poorly may become:
- Discolored where a scar becomes lighter or redder than the surrounding skin
- Raised or recessed like a dimple
- Abnormally textured
What causes post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH) of scars?
PIH refers to the increased pigment (darkening) of the area around a scratch, cut, burn or other injury to the skin. Melanocytes are the skin cells responsible for making melanin, the substance that gives color to the skin. Melanin is made through a chemical process that changes the amino acid tyrosine with the oxidative enzyme tyrosinase. The process is stimulated by the exposure of the skin to ultraviolet light (UV). Skin irritation, like rashes, contact dermatitis, acne or exposure to chemicals, is sufficient to cause the problem of Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in susceptible individuals. Trauma to the skin like surgical incisions or burns can also trigger the enzyme tyrosinase to stimulate an increased production of melanin in the scar area.
Benefits of Scar Relaxation:
- Improved cosmetic appearance and reduced visibility of the scar.
- Improves the appearance of red and hyper-pigmented scars.
- Brings your skin back as close to its normal appearance as possible.
With her extensive knowledge of the skin and, in particularly, the fibrous matrix of scar tissue, Anna Burns will recommend the best course of action for your scar correction treatment. She has several methods at her disposal, including the most recently introduced ProCell™ Microchannelling treatment which involves the introduction of stem cell serums, shown to yield outstanding improvements in the appearance of a variety of skin anomalies and scars in a little as a single treatment.